Monday, August 27, 2012

Water guns!? No way!

Real guns? Well, yeah.....

Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, Florida, has banned water guns in public this week during the Republican National Convention. It's expected that protesters and demonstrators will try to create a major public disturbance…

Thank goodness the conventioneers won't have to worry about being injured by a water gun while doing their duty for party and country.

Real guns? That's another story. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about this (I haven't seen this particular news coverage in any other media):

This is a water gun!
"Florida has some of the most lenient gun laws in the United States with 6.5% of adults licensed to carry concealed weapons. Local governments in Florida are prohibited from having gun ordinances stricter than state law. While water guns have been banned during the week of the event, handguns will be permitted outside of the Convention Center. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested that authorities be allowed to ban guns from downtown Tampa during the convention. Governor Rick Scott rejected the request."

Doesn't make sense to me.

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